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Cumbria Gears Up For Tour of Britain

Cumbria is gearing up to take centre stage at this year’s Tour of Britain tomorrow, with the county playing host to two full stages of British Cycling’s premier road race.  In a major coup for Cumbria, the 2018 event will be the first time that two full stages of one of Britain’s have been held […]

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Sarah-Louise Young

Cabaret Chameleon character comedy comes to Rosehill Theatre: Saturday 15 September

Character comedy from West End to West Cumbria A star of the West End will bring original songs and award-winning character comedy to West Cumbria on 15 September. Sarah-Louise Young delivers sassy and saucy entertainment through her creations, from tortured French chanteuse La Poule Plombée to washed-up lounge crooner Bernie St Clair. A writer, performer […]

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Parade To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Hundreds of women are expected to turn out for a parade in Carlisle this Saturday. It’s an opportunity for them to show off the banners they created in collaboration with the artist Karen MacDougall and 11 museums from around the county. Girl Guides, the Women’s Institute, Soroptimists Interntional, the Trefoil Guild and museum staff will be […]

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Follow the Drum – Women’s Stories From The Regiment

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle will be kick-starting the first of three exhibitions this year at the Museum with Follow the Drum – Women’s stories from the Regiment. Opening on International Women’s Day and preceding Mothers Day “Follow the Drum” shares the highs and lows of military life from a woman’s perspective. […]

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Stobart Group Starts Recruitment Drive at Carlisle Lake District Airport

Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) has started a recruitment drive ahead of the airport launching commercial and business flights on 4 June, Stobart Group announced today. CLDA is offering a number of exciting opportunities, including air traffic controller roles and a security manager position. The airport, which was been owned by Stobart Group since 2009, is […]

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Crowdfunding Scheme Could Mean 1 Up for Carlisle’s ‘Nerds’

A new venture is hoping to become the hub of Carlisle’s “nerd” culture – and they’ve set up a crowdfunding page to help them get there. The newly opened, 1Up Comics and Collectibles on Carlisle’s Castle Street, is the joint venture of two self-confessed comic geeks. Marti Smith and Dan Barbour share a love of […]

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A NATIONAL Festival Backed by the BBC will Celebrate Local Norse history.

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, has been chosen to take part in the BBC Civilisations Festival which will see the broadcasting giant partner with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across the nation to showcase civilisation through the ages. The museum will be hosting a series of events and online resources that tell the story of Norse […]

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Cumbria Coast: Haverigg 

On our next port of call along the Cumbrian coast, Dave McMillan explores the spectacular sand dunes of Haverigg. Nestled on the edge of the Duddon estuary, just a stones throw from the town of Millom lies the peaceful fishing village of Haverigg. Tucked away under the shadow of Black Combe, this rare gem is […]

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Honister Slate Mine Shortlisted for National Heritage Crafts Award

Honister Slate Mine – England’s last working slate mine has been shortlisted in The Heritage Crafts Awards – in the prestigious Made in Britain category. The Heritage Crafts Awards celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts made in the UK that contribute to our national heritage and where there is a significant degree of hand […]

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Lake District Jewellery Helps Raise Funds for Local Heroes

A local jewellers have donated vital funds to the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, thanks to sales of their unique jewellery range. The team at Keswick jewellery store, The Necessary Angel, have thanked everyone who has helped them to raise funds for Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs (LDMRSD), one of their chosen charities […]

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